Witherite Law Group

South Atlanta High School: “Making a Difference”

Scholarship Application


  1. DEADLINE for scholarship application is March 27, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted
  2. Refer to application process below for a list of the supporting documents needed (i.e., reference forms, evidence of GPA, etc.) Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  3. If any question does not apply to you in this application, please put N/A in the space.
  4. Type or print legibly. Illegible applications will be disqualified.
  5. Winners will be notified by phone or in person by TBD.
  6. If you have any questions about the application, please visit the College and Career Coaches


The mission of the Making a Difference Scholarship Fund is to provide financial assistance to individuals enrolled for undergraduate study in community colleges, trade schools and universities. The Making a Difference Scholarship principally targets two and four year academic programs; however, certificate/licensing programs including but not limited to fields such as paralegal training, Information Technology, ultrasound techs, medical records personnel, are also eligible.


Is based on financial need, academic performance, leadership potential, and community service projects.

Awards Sponsors for 2019-2020

Witherite Law Group – 5 x $2,500 Scholarships

The Making A Difference committee awards scholarshipsbased on a comprehensive process. Areas that are reviewed by the committee include, but are not limited to the following: Academic Accomplishments, Community Service, References, Personal Essay and Financial Need. The Making a Difference Scholarship committee pays scholarship funds directly to the recipient’s educational institution upon confirmation of enrollment. Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. Scholarships awarded are based upon the availability of funds and additional qualifying criteria.


  • Applicants must be a current senior at South Atlanta High School.
  • Applicants must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants must be accepted as a part or full time student at a college, university, or trade school program for the upcoming academic semester.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated community service within his/her school or community
  • Student must apply for the 2019-2020 Federal Student Aid Application (FAFSA or TASFA).
  • Student must submit a copy of their 2019-2020 Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • Applicants must complete and submit a Scholarship Application by March 27, 2020.
  • Qualifying applicants must attend assigned interview.
  • Scholarship recipients must be willing to maintain a 3.0 GPA to while enrolled in college
  • Minimum hourly requirement per semester at academic, vocational or technical school: 6 hours


  • Applications are due March 27, 2020.
  • Candidates that are eligible for interviews will be notified by the Scholarship Committee by April 14, 2020.
  • If awarded a scholarship, candidates will be notified by TBD.

Application Process


  • Completed application form.
  • Copy of high school transcript.
  • Two academic references from a guidance counselor or teacher.
  • A letter of reference from an employer or other community member.
  • A One-page narrative telling us about yourself. Briefly express your goals and aspirations, volunteer or leadership activities, work experience, academic and/or personal achievements, personal and family situation as well as your reasons for applying for this scholarship.
  • Proof of acceptance at an academic, vocational or technical school for post-secondary studies.
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • A copy of your ACT or SAT score sheet on official high school transcript is required.

Deadline for the application is Friday, March 27, 2020. Applications postmarked after this date will not be considered.

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